Rita Mendez

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iPhones More Popular Than Ever Among Teens

Established tech companies like Facebook may be losing their cool factor for today’s youngsters, but apparently the same isn’t true for Apple.<p>According to a new Piper Jaffray survey, young people are more loyal to Apple than ever — with the number of American teens using iPhones rising from 48% …

Why Advertisers Should Target Personas, Not Segments, On Facebook

Then create ads that are catered to other personas of customers visiting your website, whether these personas are those who often buy presents for others, shop based on trends, have loyalty to specific brands of products, focus heavily on health products, etc.<p>Instead of re-targeting every visitor …

Amazon’s smartphone reportedly breaks cover for the camera

It hasn’t even been a week since rumors popped up about a June announcement for Amazon’s(s amzn) smartphone, but there are already leaked photos of …

Microsoft launches personal Office subscription, including iPad editing, for $7 per month

According to a tweet from Microsoft(s msft), 12 million people downloaded the Office iPad(s AAPL) app in the first week since it launched on March …

The Currency Cloud, An API-Based Money Mover, Raises Another $10M

With the news that Facebook has been talking to financial services startups in the UK about launching e-money services, one of the companies that powers payments for those startups has raised a round of funding. The Currency Cloud, which provides an API that end user-facing companies use for …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Startups

Don't forget: The one-day Google Glass public sale starts soon!

Your taxes are (hopefully) done, you've had your first cup of coffee... now what? Google wants to jump-start your Tuesday by offering even non-Explorers its Glass wearable for $1,500. As many of you said yesterday, that's kinda steep, but today marks the first day the product is open to the public …